Drones to monitor Dubai traffic

Drones to monitor Dubai traffic

27 Sep 2017

They'll be catching offences from the skies

Dubai Police are one of the first forces in the world to utilise cameras in operations, with the first being used as early as 1986. Now, they are moving forward in leaps and bounds with regards to technology.

If you thought smart radars were the latest in traffic technology, think again!

Dubai Police will now be able to monitor traffic anywhere in the city using drones! The machines will stream live video footage in no less than high definition, to the command and control centre. The drones will also cover crises, disasters and accidents.

Read: smart radars are coming to Dubai

Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, launched the live broadcast service, reports Khaleej Times

Maj-Gen Al Marri said the new technology will contribute to recording and archiving important events the police cover. "In addition, live broadcasts will enable officers in the command and control centre take appropriate decisions in a timely manner. It also helps us in documenting the events and submitting them to the competent authorities."

Lt. Mohammed Omar Al Muhairi, project manager, said the unmanned aerial vehicle was developed as per the latest international standards.

"The advanced battery lets the aircraft stay longer in the air. In addition to live streaming, the drones are characterised by their speed and flexibility."

Be careful out on the roads people, you never know who's watching!